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Tuesday, September 22, 2015



Muse is inspiration for writers or the creative people. Some call it motivation, that which excites your creative flow. It sits around waiting to be scooped into your writing. The form it takes plays out in varies ways.

1. A person's style may be inspirational.
2. Films serve to ignite creative power.
3. Scents too.

People are stuffed full of what can inspire your creative flow to bubble-up. A specific person's laugh, words or movement. A co-worker laughs and it tickles others, for example. A scent that lingers in your mind fits the profile.

1. Watch people.
2. Any unusual mannerisms?
3. Pick apart speech patterns.

Places can motivate creative flow, and allow you to go to places as never before. The history of an old building. A mystery surrounds it? What happened to it/in it that stirs chatter? Are certain icons associated with it? Perhaps, at one time, it was the popular restaurant to eat at. The rumor is, after 100 years, a waitress roams around it. Only, she's crying. Some research could expose facts and interesting reading.

1. Pick a building from memory. 
2. The odd looking building from a movie. 
3. "The Restaurant."

Things slide into the muse's position frequently. There could be an antique teapot from grandmother's house, a ball of cray colors at school or a flower. An abundance of things are available for the muse role. What's calling to be your inspiration? It depends on what plays well with your creative flow.

1. Is it the antique tea pot from your past? 
2. A ball with a mix of neon colors?
3  The flower from a far away land holds possibilities.

The best muse for you is the one that wakes up your creative side. No one will have to tell you, "that's it." Your motivation will climb new heights. You'll be able to write without limits. Maybe, the same muse inspires you to write several different projects.

1. Muse motivates your creative flow.
2. It's found on the beach, within reach and/or from teach.
3. The format it takes surprises, often.

Friday, September 11, 2015

The Moment to Write

The moment to write is everyday. Life will happen, but continue a routine of writing. Practice. It develops you, your talent, while exposing the writer's "voice." You become a better writer. Schedule it. Take your writing to the next level through this routine.

1. Write, at least, two days a day.
2. Curve-out a comfortable place.
3. This time is just for writing.

Writing ideas will jump-out at any moment. Don't poo-poo them. Seize the opportunity. Jot down as much of the writing idea as possible. It's not wise to wait. They have a tendency of disappearing quickly. 

1. You'll remember that there was a writing idea.
2. Only, you will not be able to retrieve it from memory.
3. Capture the writing idea with what you have.

It's possible a pen/pencil and writing pad aren't available. Yet, a writing idea tugs at your creative flow. It's no telling where you can take it, or the lesson that would help others. Most people carry a smart device.

1. Text yourself.
2. Leave a message about the writing idea.
3. Take a picture/video when possible.

The above is how to grab onto a writing idea, because you're not in a comfortable place. Still, creativity has thought of possible uses for the writing idea. Besides, the fact that a picture or video was used could spring-board new writing ideas.

1. Be clear on how you plan to work with the writing idea.
2. Pin-point areas of your interests
3. What were you thinking?

The moment to write is as a writing idea dances into your creative flow. Wait for the right moment is a mistake. Why? You'll find some other activity to fill the time. Writing ideas will fade from memory forever.

1. It'll put you further behind.
2. Frustration pushes the cousin stress on you.
3. They swirl around into writer's block.

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Marcella Glenn is a freelance writer who has written news reports, worked in an office, reviewed movies, published a newsletter and had her novel, "Grave Street House," published. She, too, is a Writing Consultant as well as a Personal Coach.

She has tried to go down some of life's other paths. A few paths were a mail-order business, the publishing of a pen-pal newsletter and selling plastic-ware. Only, she was back writing before realizing what she was doing.

She'd critique titles, paragraphs, news reports, that no one submitted to her. She'd stop herself, eventually. Marcella Glenn seemed to be enjoying the act of writing. This is how she knew writing was more than a hobby.

Let it be a lesson in your life too. Is writing calling your name? Or, acting? Teaching? Are you interested in engineering? Have the courage to go for your dreams. Simply, believe in yourself.

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